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How Setting Goals Can Backfire

How Setting Goals Can Backfire

I did it again. I said (out loud) that I was going to get myself back on track with eating healthy, but then I spent the weekend eating fried food and dessert. Sound familiar? This is actually very common. It’s why gyms and diet programs make so much money. As human...
Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

Identify and Honor the Hidden Want

I want to talk to you today about the importance of identifying and honoring the “hidden want.” Visible Wants Often in our lives, we have a want or goal we are working toward. This want is visible. It’s out there in the open. We get up in the morning...
The New Year and Focusing on One Thing

The New Year and Focusing on One Thing

I heard a talk about the New Year by Andy Stanley that made a big impact on me. His talk was about the importance of focusing on one thing this coming year, and having the resolve to stick with it no matter what opposition comes our way. Excited to Start the New Year...
Try to See Your Goal in a Tangible Way

Try to See Your Goal in a Tangible Way

Sometimes it’s good to see your goal in a tangible way. Tangible means physical, like you can touch it. Disappointment with Crossfit I remember one morning after I finished my Crossfit workout, I stretched a bit and gathered my things. As I was leaving, I saw the guys...
8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

8 Steps to Apply the Apple a Day Principle to Your Life

When you are trying to make a change in your life, the key is to engage in consistent effort for a long period of time. Most change efforts fail because people give up and quit too soon. It’s easy to go outside for a jog one time, or order a salad for dinner one time....
Turn Around Your Dead Man’s Goals

Turn Around Your Dead Man’s Goals

The New Year is a great time for making new goals that you want to focus on in 2018. But change is difficult. It’s the beginning of February, and many of us have already given up on our New Year’s Resolutions. To give us the best chance to succeed in our...
When Working On A Goal, Succeed Early and Often

When Working On A Goal, Succeed Early and Often

Let’s say you’re working on a new goal in your life. Maybe you want to lose weight or get in shape. Or maybe you’re trying to learn a new skill, like playing golf or the guitar. Or perhaps you’re working with one of your kids, trying to teach them their multiplication...
Don’t Make Your New Years Resolution Only About You

Don’t Make Your New Years Resolution Only About You

As I was reviewing my New Years Resolutions from last year, I noticed something: They were all about me. For example, I looked at my list from last year: Eat healthy and get in better shape. Make my blog more successful. Get a book contract. Fall in love. All about...
Make Your Goals Specific and Measurable

Make Your Goals Specific and Measurable

When you are trying to change something in your life, having a goal that is broad and ambiguous is a sure way to fail. But these kinds of goals are really common. Maybe you have set some of these goals yourself: I want to be healthier. I want to lose weight. I want to...
Red Light, Green Light

Red Light, Green Light

I was on my morning run the other day, and as I approached a red light, I began to slow down. As I neared the intersection, the light turned green, and I sped up, continuing my run. It reminded me of a childhood game I used to play called Red Light Green Light....
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